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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Thu 14-Feb-13 16:07:42
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Windows Live Mail - alternative to Messenger?


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I use Messenger app on my PC as its handy for getting Hotmail alerts. Seeing as they're turning off the servers next month, wanted something else that would monitor Hotmail and alert me of new mail. I believe Skype doesnt do this, so was thinking of Windows Mail

Anyone used it and can you link Hotmail accounts to it? Does it look/act in the same way Outlook does and alert you when you have new mail?

Cheers

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 14-Feb-13 16:14:20
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Any email client, like WLM, will read your Hotmail msgs, as long as you set it up and open it.

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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Thu 14-Feb-13 16:16:27
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Cheers. Yea wanted something that would sit there in the background checking for mail, similar to Outlook


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Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 15-Feb-13 11:33:15
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You could use something like Poptray.

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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 16-Feb-13 11:02:48
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Windows Live Mail gets a lot of stick but actually does what it says on the tin. I have it set to download from three accounts and open it when I switch on then minimise it.

It has various alert types to let you know when 'you have mail'.

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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Sat 16-Feb-13 12:08:58
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Ah good. Whats the negative stuff people say about it?
Standard User samulam
(committed) Sat 16-Feb-13 18:03:50
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Would you please tell me how to use the alerts when you have mail? I use windows live mail on my windows 8 , but I am not aware of these alerts!!
Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 16-Feb-13 18:49:44
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In the General Tab in Options, tick 'play sound when new messages arrive'. You also get a little envelope in the Live icon on the Task Bar, but I think that this is automatic.

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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 16-Feb-13 21:35:15
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As for the negatives, I think the link to Windows Live and other stuff that you don't really need. But you can igonore all that very easily. I also read about possible security issues, as you log in with your actual email passwords, not a different one, as in Outlook Express.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 16-Feb-13 21:38:59
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In reply to a post by GeoffB:
you log in with your actual email passwords, not a different one, as in Outlook Express.
I don't see that! Each POP3 a/c in OE needs its actual email password.

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